I started my career 25 years ago as an engineer in Brazil. At the time, there were only a few women in the engineering field. …

Imagine that someone assigned you as a team leader to deliver an outcome, let’s say, build a new computer. How can you align with your customer’s vision, needs, and expectations to deliver this outcome successfully? …

As we celebrate Pride month in June, we must not forget that our history has been full of struggles for people just trying to be accepted for who they are.

Can leaders do anything to encourage diversity actively?

Time Magazine India, 2021

The current global leadership

Are there any leadership lessons we can learn in a time of global crisis?

The world is watching day-to-day waves and waves of the pandemic unfurl. We are stuck between moving on and reflecting on the past. By now, millions of families have lost a loved one to the killer…

Photo by Guille Álvares on Unsplash

During the past two months, I dedicated time and effort to support young professionals on their first steps on their career with the What Matters video series’ release. As part of my volunteer work, I recorded four episodes about what I learnt during 25 years of a global career. …

Could you ever imagine becoming a musician without being able to listen?

250 years ago, the world saw the birth of a musical “wunderkind”: Beethoven, undoubtedly the most famous composer of all times. His composition “Ode to Joy” has been adopted as the European anthem. …

Last week, the world lost a visionary founder. Tony Hsieh succumbed to the injuries from a house fire at the age of 46. Many people know that he built the shoe shopping company, Zappos. He later sold it to Amazon for $1.2 billion.

What most people do not know is…

What keeps you awake at night?

One night during the lockdown phase, I had a long conversation with my daughters about career, money, and happiness. I could sense the tension with all uncertainty around us with the pandemic’s complexity and all the questions we face regarding the future of work. These bring unprecedented challenges to our…

How can we overcome setbacks and continue to evolve? The past few months have been full of real obstacles for many of us around the globe: a pandemic, lockdowns, a real scenario of gloom and doom. Above all, the human cost of the crisis has been tragic. We have reacted…

Work isn’t just a job — it’s your life. It’s how you spend your days, weeks, months, and eventually years. If you don’t feel personally invested in the outcomes of your work, it will suffer and so will you. For me, there is no such thing as a “work-life balance.”…

Ricardo Viana Vargas

Passionate about transforming ideas into action ◆Principal — Macrosolutions ◆ Board Member ◆ Author ◆ Venture Capitalist #projectmanagement #transformation

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